For our military students
If you are military or military
related, Saint Martin's offers additional resources to assist you in
your educational journey. To review these resources,
please visit our military website.
Director: Deborah DeBow
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
O'Grady Library, lower level
360-438-4569 main line
360-486-8880 tutor line
By appointment only. To schedule a math or English placement exam
email us or call
What to bring:
- Student ID card
- If you do not have your student ID card, you
must have your student ID number and a form of
For more information about placement exams, contact
Dr. Katherine Porter.
The Learning and Writing Center share the University's Benedictine
commitment to hospitality and welcomes all students. In the spirit of
learning as a form of social justice and a right for all, we promote
academic excellence through student-centered programs in a collaborative
learning environment that is supported by:
- Faith - Believing in the academic potential
and learning strengths of all students
- Reason - Encouraging personal
responsibility in the pursuit of intellectual growth
- Service - Providing a welcoming
environment for the delivery of academic support
- Community - Building
partnerships across the university to enhance
The Learning Center provides academic learning resources to
help students strengthen study skills and to encourage the use
of new learning strategies. Our free services are available to
all Saint Martin's University students. Students use tutoring
services when they want to maintain a high grade in a class, are
referred by faculty or want peer assistance in practice or
review of course materials.
What's new in the center
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Get the Lingo with Student Lingo Workshops!
These interactive workshops are available 24/7 and include:
- Time Management - This interactive session will
offer proven success strategies and help you manage
your time and behavior, so that you can achieve
academically and still have some room for fun.
- Learning Strategies Every Student Should Know -
One of the best ways to make sure that students are
learning, and not just studying, is to introduce the
concept of metacognition. Using language that
students will understand, the expert presenter of
this workshop explains how this concept can be
integrated into study strategies and ultimately how
it can help students move up Bloom's Taxonomy from
lower level to higher level learning.
- Reading Comprehension Strategies - Textbooks are
often densely packed with information, and it is
often hard to figure out what is important and what
isn't. This workshop explores strategies to stay
active with a test so that you can get the most out
of a textbook (and stay away while reading one!).
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